Watch: Scorsese's 'Taxi Driver' Gets a Strange Mickey Mouse Twist
If for some reason you're lacking a viewing of Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver in your cinephile history, you must correct it immediately. Upon completion, feel free to check out director Michel Gondry taking his style to the film in the form of a sweded trailer he made (though it's entirely in French). Now that you've done that, it's time for a complete re-imagineering of the dark, twisted drama that only Walt Disney could create. That's exactly what Bryan Boyce has done as he turns Travis Bickle into a strange Mickey Mouse obsessed man merely looking for love in a rapidly transforming New York City. It's funny, but also strange.
Here's Bryan Boyce's version of Taxi Driver and reimagined by Walt Disney, found via SlashFilm:
This funny short recently played at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, and goes along with San Francisco based artist Bryan Boyce's other works which are primarily with film, video and still photography that reduce, recycle and re-use footage from a wide spectrum of sources to create hybrid critiques of politics and pop culture. I have to say, there's some pretty impressive special effects at work here with various Disney images plastered all over scenes from Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver, including the most iconic one. Funny stuff?
Reader Feedback - 13 Comments
This is the most unfunny thing I have ever seen, there should be a law where Taxi Driver is untouchable
HazedMind on May 7, 2012
norm on May 7, 2012
Jericho on May 7, 2012
Scullibundo on May 7, 2012
Neither funny, nor strange I'm afraid...
Agent Kid Society on May 7, 2012
More like: NOT WORTH WATCHING!
Gatzy on May 7, 2012
Funny? Funny how, I mean funny like it's a clown, it amuses you? It makes you laugh, it's here to fuckin' amuse you? What do you mean funny, funny how? How is it funny? The Gondry one, on the other hand, is brilliant!
Jeremy Tapsell on May 7, 2012
It's just funny, you know, it's a good story... it's just funny, the way it's told. 🙂 The Gondry trailer is better; this one goes more for nostalgia than anything else.
Isildur_of_Numenor on May 8, 2012
Silly, but made me smile so I guess it's not that bad..
Davide Coppola on May 7, 2012
That was...odd ha!
!5AAK on May 8, 2012
it is kinda funny to see Times Square how it used to be and then all Disneyfied how it is now!
lando on May 8, 2012
who ever made this needs to be burned alive then feed to hungry tigers
redskulllives on May 8, 2012
NYC ... KEY ... MO... US... EEeeeeGADS! What the HELL happened to New York City! ! ! That's the scariest part about this. That it's all TRUE ! ! ! hahaha
Jehosophat on May 13, 2012
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